Box Score Recap – 6/28/2017

Lehigh Valley won, Eshelman pitched well, Alfaro and Hoskins homered.

Reading won, Irvin pitched well in his AA debut, Martin and Tromp homered.

Clearwater was rained out, double header tomorrow.

Lakewood lost, Falter pitched well.

Williamsport won, Julian Garcia pitched six shutout innings, Ortiz returned to action.

The GCL Phillies cruised to a victory, Haseley had a couple hits, Green hit another HR, and Guzman had 4 hits.

Lehigh Valley (50-29) beat Pawtucket and Kyle Kendrick, 10-2.

Tom Eshelman (6-2, 2.15) gave up 2 runs on 4 hits (2 solo HR) and a walk.  He struck out seven in 6.0 innings.  Pat Venditte (2.72) struck out 3 in 2.0 innings.  Edubray Ramos struck out 2 in 1.0 inning.

Lehigh scored all of their runs in the first four innings.  They scored a run in the first inning on a throwing error; 5 in the second on a passed ball, 3-run HR by Jorge Alfaro (6), and a solo HR by Rhys Hoskins (18); another run in the third on Scott Kingery’s SF; and 3 more in the fourth on a 2-run double by Andrew Pullin and another SF by Kingery.

Hoskins, Logan Moore, and Gomez had 2 hits each.  Kingery (5) and Pullin (7) had 2 RBI each, Alfaro (35) had three, Hoskins one (62).  J.P. Crawford (.207) went 1-2 with 3 walks.

Reading (45-30) beat Harrisburg, 9-2.

Cole Irvin (1-0, 3.00) scattered 9 hits and 2 walks over 6.0 innings in his AA debut and gave up just 2 runs.  He struck out five.  Shane Watson (5.04) struck out five in 3.0 innings and picked up his first save.

Reading was relentless, scoring in 6 different innings.  Drew Stankiewicz (.429) had 4 hits in 5 at bats.  Chace Numata (.252), Malquin Canelo (.239), Kyle Martin (.203), and Jiandido Tromp (.286) had 2 hits each.  Martin (14) and Tromp (10) hit HRs.  Tromp had 3 RBI (31), Martin (40) and Canelo (21) had 2 apiece.

Tromp had an RBI single in the first, Coppola had an RBI single in the second, Martin had an RBI double in the fifth.  Numata had an RBI single and Canelo a 2-run double in the sixth.  Martin hit a solo HR (14) in the seventh.  And, Tromp hit a 2-run HR (10) in the ninth.

Clearwater (41-34) postponed, DH scheduled on Thursday..

Lakewood (41-36) lost to Greensboro, 4-1.

Bailey Falter (3-5, 3.39) struck out 7 in 6.0 innings.  He gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. Jonathan Hennigan (5.08)  gave up a run in 2.0 innings and struck out four.  Casey Brown (3.60) gave up an unearned run in 1.0 inningt.

Brett Barbier had 2 hits.  Arquimedes drove in the only run.

Williamsport (3-6) beat Batavia, 7-3.

Julian Garcia (1-1, 0.82) pitched 6.0, 2-hit innings.  He allowed no runs, walked one, and struck out nine.  Zach Warren gave up 3 runs in 0.2 innings, only one run was earned. Randy Alcantara (3.86) picked up his first save, striking out 3 in 2.1 innings.

Greg Pickett (.355) had a 3-hit game.  Jake Scheiner had 2 hits.  Jhailyn returned to the line up and was hit by a pitched ball again.  He went 1-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.  Juan Luis had 2 RBI.  Scheiner and Cole Stobbe had 1 RBI each.

GCL Phillies (2-1) beat the GCL Tigers West, 18-7.

Manuel Silva (1-0, 7.20) pitched 5.0 innings giving up 7 runs (4 ER) on 7 hits and 2 walks. Oscar Marcelino struck out 4 in 2.0 scoreless innings.  Denny Martinez struck out 3 in 2.0 scoreless innings but gave up 2 hits and 2 walks.

The Phillies ammassed 19 hits and 8 walks.  They scored 7 runs in the first inning and the first eight batters reached base before an out was recorded.

  • Adam Haseley went 2-5 with a triple, 3 RBI, a walk, and a SB.
  • Zach Green went 1-5 with a HR (3), SF, and 3 RBI.
  • Yahir Gurrola went 2-4 with 2 walks and 3 runs scored.
  • Kipp Moore went 2-3 with 2 RBI.
  • Brayan Gonzalez went 2-4 with 2 runs scored.
  • Simon Muzziotti went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, a walk, and 2 RBI.
  • Keudy Bocio went 2-3 with 2 walks and 2 RBI.
  • And, Jonathan Guzman went 4-5 with 2 runs scored and an RBI.

Here’s a video of Zach Green’s HR in the first inning.  It was a 10-pitch at bat.  The ball hit high off the Spectrum Field wall behind the left field fence.  Adam Haseley is on third base.

Gunnar Buhner, son of former major leaguer Jay Buhner, made his debut as a pinch hitter and stroked an RBI double.

Brayan Gonzalez played second base as well as I’ve seen in a long time at this level, or a few levels above for that matter.  He made three diving stops to his left and right and was able to throw out the batters on all three plays.  I referred to them on Twitter as “ooh ahh” plays.  If these games were on TV, I think he would have made ESPN.  dah-dah-dah…

Interesting note: The GCL Phillies were blessed with very strong starting pitching in 2016. So far in 2017, all 17 runs that the Phillies have given up were allowed by the starters in the 3 games so far.

A lot of recently signed draft picks are in Clearwater even though their signings haven’t been reported.  Today I saw Spencer Howard, Connor Seabold, Ethan Lindow, Jhordany Mezquita, Jack Zoellner, Jake Holmes, David Parkinson, Alex Garcia, Kyle Dohy, Damon Jones, Jakob Hernandez, Quincy Nieporte, Sati Santa Cruz, and Ben Brown.  That doesn’t include the guys in the game or in Williamsport.  With earlier sightings that brings the total to 26 of the top 33 signed.

And a piece of bad news.  Kevin Gowdy won’t be ready to report to Williamsport at the end of the month as I had anticipated.  He’s still rehabbing and hasn’t reached the point where he has thrown from a mound yet.  So, it’ll be some time before he’s ready.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Transactions (and paper moves):

  • 6/28 – Cole Irvin assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/28 – 2B Gunnar Buhner assigned to GCL Phillies
  • 6/27 – Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Phils
  • 6/27 – Reading Fightin Phils placed RHP Miguel Nunez on the 7-day disabled list. Strained right shoulder
  • 6/27 – RHP Yacksel Rios assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Phillies Ext. Spring Training
  • 6/27 – IF Luis Encarnacion assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Phillies Ext. Spring Training
  • 6/26 – Phillies optioned RHP Edubray Ramos to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – Phillies recalled RHP Ricardo Pinto from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Pedro Beato from the temporarily inactive list
  • 6/26 – LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – SS Angelo Mora assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – 2B Scott Kingery assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/26 – LHP Brandon Leibrandt assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/26 – RHP John Richy assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – Reading Fightin Phils placed RHP Mario Sanchez on the 7-day disabled list. Right elbow strain
  • 6/26 – Clearwater Threshers sent SS Zach Green on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
  • 6/26 – CF Simon Muzziotti assigned to GCL Phillies from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/26 – Luis Encarnacion assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from GCL Phillies
  • 6/26 – GCL Phillies placed RHP Sutter McLoughlin on the 60-day disabled list.
  • 6/26 – RHP Jesus De Los Santos assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – RHP Rafael Carvajal assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – SS Brayan Gonzalez assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – LHP Jakob Hernandez assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – IF Jesus Azuaje assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – OF Keudy Bocio assigned to GCL Phillies from Phillies Ext. Spring Training.
  • 6/26 – OF Adam Haseley assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – OF Kevin Markham assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – LHP Denny Martinez assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – LHP Jose Jimenez assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – C Kipp Moore assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – RHP Sati Santa Cruz assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – RHP Victor Sobil assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – OF Yahir Gurrola assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – OF Danny Mayer assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – Clearwater Threshers sent SS Zach Green on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed RHP Sati Santa Cruz.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed LHP Jakob Hernandez.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed IF Jesus Azuaje.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed OF Kevin Markham.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed OF Yahir Gurrola.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed OF Danny Mayer.
  • 6/25 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Michael Mariot from the 7-day DL
  • 6/25 – RHP Harold Arauz assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/25 – 2B Jesus Henriquez assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/25 – RHP Justin Miller assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/25 – SS Jonathan Guzman assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/25 – IF Luis Encarnacion assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/25 – SS Nick Maton assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – OF Austin Listi assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – 3B Jake Scheiner assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – 2B Brian Mims assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – RHP Addison Russ assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – LHP Zach Warren assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/24 – Royals traded RHP Mark Peterson to Philadelphia Phillies
  • 6/24 – RHP Mark Peterson assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/24 – Clearwater Threshers activated RHP Alberto Tirado from the temporarily inactive list
  • 6/23 – Phillies released RF Michael Saunders
  • 6/23 – Phillies released RHP Jeanmar Gomez
  • 6/23 – Phillies placed RHP Casey Fien on the 10-day DL. Shoulder impingement
  • 6/23 – Phillies recalled RHP Mark Leiter from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/23 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed RHP Pedro Beato on the temporarily inactive list
  • 6/23 – CF Simon Muzziotti assigned to Clearwater Threshers from GCL Phillies
  • 6/22 – LF Andrew Pullin assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/22 – LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Phils
  • 6/22 – RF Herlis Rodriguez assigned to Reading Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/22 – 2B Drew Stankiewicz assigned to Reading Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/22 – RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Reading Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/22 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Reading Phils
  • 6/22 – Clearwater Threshers activated 2B Derek Campbell from the 7-day disabled list
  • 6/22 – RHP Will Hibbs assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 6/22 – LHP Bailey Falter assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Phillies XST
  • 6/21 – Phillies announced the signings of Adam Haseley, Spencer Howard, Jake Scheiner, Nick Maton, Jack Zoellner, and Connor Brogdon.
  • 6/21 – Clearwater Threshers placed 3B Damek Tomscha on the 7-day disabled list
  • 6/20 – Phillies designated RHP Jeanmar Gomez for assignment
  • 6/20 – Phillies designated RF Michael Saunders for assignment
  • 6/20 – Phillies placed RHP Jerad Eickhoff on the 10-day DL. Upper back strain
  • 6/20 – Phillies selected the contract of CF Cameron Perkins from Lehigh Valley
  • 6/20 – Phillies selected the contract of LHP Hoby Milner from Lehigh Valley
  • 6/20 – Phillies recalled Brock Stassi from Lehigh
  • 6/19 – Clearwater Threshers placed Alberto Tirado on the temporarily inactive list.
  • 6/19 – 3B Jan Hernandez assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Phillies XST.
  • 6/19 – Raul Rivas assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 6/19 – Will Stewart assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Kyle Young assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Jhon Nunez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Justin Miller assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Cole Stobbe assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – IF Greg Pickett assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Luis Carrasco assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Josh Stephen assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Jhailyn Ortiz assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Rodolfo Duran assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Malvin Matos assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Randy Alcantara assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Andrew Brown assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Gregori Rivero assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Phillies XST.
  • 6/19 – 2B Jesus Henriquez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – C James Lovett assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – LHP Orestes Melendez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – RHP Gustavo Armas assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – Oscar Marcelino assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/19 – Aaron Brown assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/19 – Sutter McLoughlin assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/19 – Sutter McLoughlin assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 _ Aaron Brown assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to GCL Phillies
  • 6/19 – Bailey Falter assigned to Phillies XST from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/18 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Michael Mariot on the 7-day DL. Lower back strain
  • 6/18 – RHP John Richy assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
  • 6/18 – C Greg Brodzinski assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Phillies XST.
  • 6/17 – DSL Phillies White activated RHP Carlos Francisco.
  • 6/14 – Phillies signed LHP Jhordany Mezquita.

70 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/28/2017

  1. Not sure if it’s been talked about before (I probably just missed it) … but … what is Kevin Gowdy rehabbing?

    1. I’m not sure either. But it had been reported as a “minor injury” i believe. Were getting into July now though so we have to start worrying that this is going to be a lost year of development for him right?

        1. I know you’re trying to “troll” me but be careful. You’re not allowed to mention AJ Puk anywhere on this website. If you bring up his name, other commenters start to get very specific about the title of the post.

          For example, this post is “Box Score Recap – 6/28/2017”

          AJ Puk didn’t appear in any of the box scores on 6/28/17 so we cant discuss him

          We also can’t discuss him (according to other posters) in the 2017 Draft Discussions posts because Puk was drafted in 2016.

          So basically if you ever want to mention Puk, you better hope he appears in a box score with a Phillies minor league or you’re out of luck

          1. Dude. Stop acting like a martyr. People just don’t feel like listening to people complain about not picking Puk in every thread. It’s tiresome.

            1. It wasn’t every thread. It was 3 times in 3 weeks. Each time it was in that weeks draft thread. Not every thread. Thanks for checking in though….Dude

              And let me re-phrase that sentence for you:

              “People just don’t feel like listening to people that have an opinion different than the groupthink on this website in every thread”

            2. It seemed like a bit of a nonsensical comment because Puk went #6 overall I think and Gowdy was a 2nd round pick, but I guess the argument is we could have had Puk but took Moniak because he could be signed under slot and use that money on Gowdy?

            3. It’s been a year since the draft. Are we really ready to declare Moniak a bust and Puk the best value? We’re really drawing our conclusion after 1 friggin year of minor league ball where neither player is anywhere close to helping their big league club? Really???

              Good god you’re like a toddler who dropped his binky on the floor. Just STFU please.

            4. Hey guess what Rick.

              You’ll never believe this but you have no idea what your talking about.

              I never said he was a bust.

              I said at the time, and now, we should have taken Puk.

              I like Moniak. Think he’s holding his own in Lakewood.

              Go away pal. Your opinion is incorrect t and unneeded here.

              Have a nice night.

  2. The really really bad Klye Kendrick has given up 20 home runs in 60 ings of work in AAA retire. It’s nice to see all the all the Draftee’s playing. where did Guzman come form kid can hit. Irvin and Eshelman on the fast train to mlb.

    1. Tim … Guzman was one of my sleeper picks for 2017. The Phillies signed him for 60-thousand dollars as part of the 2015 J2 class.

        1. It’s an all 17 year old double play combination at GCL with the two highly paid kids. These two kids are GOOD.

  3. Tromp was named Eastern League Player of the week (.455 BA with 4 HRs and 7 RBIs and that was before back to back 2 hits games and yesterday’s HR and 3 RBIs.

    Kyle Martin is hitting better than .200 for the 1st time since April 13 and he crossed .300 in OBP 4 games ago since April 18.

    Keudy Bocio is an interesting guy. He was a LA bonus baby last year and hit .226 but had a .419 OBP. This year, in 2 measly games, he’s hitting .800/.750/1.000. How could your OBP be less than your BA? Have to think about that but SSS stats often yield some weird numbers. He’s still someone to watch moving forward.

    1. A sacrifice fly lowers your OBP but not your BA. So if you have a hit and a SF, you’re batting 1.000 with an OBP of .500.

  4. Last night’s LHV lineup was the best they’ve had all year. Good to see E.Ramos get in there and start his journey back to the bigs. Anybody know what’s up with Beato? He is still listed on the roster.

    1. Beato was on paternity leave but has been reinstated. Unsure of is availability/usage details right now.

  5. Someone has to come off the 40 this week to add a certain LH pitcher coming back at Reading.
    It’s good to see Williamsport playing better now, with a few college kids sprinkled in. Ortiz is the main man there though, until Haseley shows up. Very high ceiling for Ortiz. Also, it’s nice to see Green healthy and hitting. Clearwater or Reading for him? With Tomscha out, I’m guessing Cwater.
    Eshelman keeps doing the job. He’ll end the year in Philly.

    1. Eshelman in the long run, may be the best return asset from the Giles deal.
      And at least that will be something, since Giles is leading the ‘Stros in saves and looks to be their closer once the playoffs start.

      1. Eshelman has really turned it on this year.

        If I recall when the Giles trade was developing, it was rumored the phils were getting Appel, VV, and Derek fisher rather than eshelman and swapping the arauz’s.. fisher is about to turn 24, and is now in the PCL and hitting .313/.375/.581.. both him and eshelman were elected to their respective ASG’s.. question is, who would you rather have now?

        1. Count me out of the Eshelman and Irvin band wagon. Both are very soft tossers. Irvin 86-88 (or thereabouts) and Eshelman 88-89 (or thereabouts). While it isn’t impossible it is very difficult to be a successful major league starter over a career throwing that softly.

          I will be happy to jump back on if they prove at the major league level over an extended period (one year minimum) that they can be successful. Until then I won’t get excited what they do at the minor league level.

          1. Irvin touched 94 before if you are booking your mph on a minor league scoreboard. There usually 3 to 4 miles off.

          2. I concur, was at Harrisburg yesterday. Didn’t see Irvin break 89. Hard to see that playing in the bigs.

            1. Interesting. I saw Irvin earlier this season and he was in upper 80s. I mentioned it in a post here and someone responded that Irvin had a much better fastball than I recorded. At any rate, he pitched well in the game I saw.

    2. If Elniery was on the LHV roster, he could play tomorrow but Reading’s played only 75 games so he’ll be next week — as you said.

      I don’t think Haseley should be in the GCL. Some people thought he should start in CLW. I thought that was very, very aggressive. I thought he should start at LKW and I think a lot of people thought that too. Wmsprt would have been the lowest spot to start him at — in my mind. I think the front office said he’d start in Wmsprt too. It might be because of a crowded OF throughout the organization but GCL looks like batting practice for him.

      1. Two guys similar to him as afr as hit tool and defensive skill levels and both drafted around the same spot….both started in the NYPL…Conforto and Benintendi…didn’t seem to hurt their development any.

      2. Not really sure why people are making a big deal of Haseley starting in the GCL? He has been off for several weeks. GCL is more than likely serving as a tuneup before he moves up. Nothing to see here.

          1. I think they want Haseley and Moniak to each play CF.
            So they may have to keep them separated this year.

  6. Once Haseley learns the organization’s terminology and philosophies he should just walk across the street and start in CF for the Threshers. High baseball IQ and above average tool grades, the kid is going to be a solid regular and fun to watch.

    1. That’s what I’m thinking. Jetpax was a 2nd round 48th overall pick and went straight to LKW for 66 games why would a 1st round 8th overall college player go to a lower level…

    2. I can’t see why Haseley wouldn’t slide over to the other side of the complex. A+ this summer, Reading next.

  7. Is it just me or has Tromp been on an absolute tear of late? See his name almost every day since he was sent down.

    1. he has been … has an OPS over 1 in June, though park is a factor. For the season at Reading has a .943 OPS at home and .755 on the road

  8. I’ve got a feeling with Kingery being called up, Crawford will have a spark to his game and that he will really start playing/hitting a lot better. I hope, I hope, I hope.

    1. Did our #1 prospect really need a new 2nd base partner to start playing well? I would have hoped he had been a self starter and live up to his hype.

      1. JPC has picked it up a bit of late before SK came up……last 106PAs…..17BBs/14Ks…BA.261 OBP .377 OBP…maybe that is picking low hanging fruit…..but it is a start for him towards progression

    2. Well he better catch that spark quick because I think that spark is Scotts afterburner kicking on on his way to the major leagues. Another dinger tonight!

        1. Don’t forget Alfaro had a pretty stellar WBC…he could probably benefit from some mid-season rest.

      1. Is that really you? I’m only an occasional reader/poster on this board anymore, maybe you’ve been hanging out here lately … Anyway if it is you I just wanted to say I really enjoyed your New Yorker column a few years ago. Very thoughtful and well written. Hope your next chapter has been a fulfilling one!

  9. Only 2 per organization. Next year I feel Sixto will be pitching for the World team and hopefully either Moniak or Halsley for the US team.

    1. Ok…did not know the limitation requirements.
      Assume two per each team..since the Astros have two for the US and one for the World.

  10. Jim,

    Any time or inclination to run a quick midseason top 30 poll before all the draftees settle in and new int’l FA signings, not to mention the big league callups around the trade deadline? (My guess is that it wouldn’t look anything like the off season poll.)

  11. You know what, I don’t think Kingery has anything to learn at AAA. Might as well bring him up.

  12. CSN reporting Adam Haseley was promoted to Williamsport. They also report that the Phillies are planning to keep Haseley and Moniak on separate teams for now so they both can play CF.

  13. I’ve seen some talk about Randolph being a bust. Not so much on this site, but others. Just realized he just turned 20. Not saying he deserves a free pass but give the kid time.

    1. A+ and 19 for half a year, thank you guy 84
      Not to long ago there was talk about platooning him which is also bad.

  14. Appel with another decent start. 5IP with 8SO. Yes, he took the loss and threw 100 pitches but he’s been showing progress.

  15. Walding and yet another bomb, number 19, AAA is calling, no prospect at 3rd in front on him

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